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Chinatown (Nankinmachi)

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Lots of food and Chinese architecture. Good to walk around and dusk before heading to the port to see the lights on the water.

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Lots of food and Chinese architecture. Good to walk around and dusk before heading to the port to see the lights on the water.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Our cruise ship docked at Kobe for a day. The shuttle bus took us downtown and dropped us off right at the City Loop’s bus stop #16. Right across the stop is China Town, so we went over there to join the other tourists. This street is very colourful and should be called "Food Street". There are restaurants and food... More 

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Honolulu
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

A nice interesting 2 block stretch of Chinese food stalls, restaurants, souvenir shops marked by Chinese gates. Lots of good looking food to try out. A short 15 minute walk from Sannomiya Station. A little longer walk if you gawk at other sites along the way. Motomachi shopping street (arcade) runs parallel to the main street of Chinatown and would... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Using the Kobe hop on and hop off bus we stopped at Chinatown. This Chinatown is just food, food and more food and we took the chance to buy some very tasty street food. From there we walked the short distance to Motomachi Shopping Street and while it felt like a market, it was more high end than that so... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Street food paradise. Come hungry. There were some shops that had lines outside. You buy from the stands and walk and eat or take out. There are also restaurants.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I just roamed around this area for a while, as I didn't have much time, but I found the place to be interesting: there's a small square where everybody (tourists) congregate; on both side streets from here, you'll find lots of restaurants and shops offering Kobe products. You will also find many food stalls offering various kinds of Japanese street... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

It was enjoyable to walk up and down the Chinatown street, looking to choose a restaurant from one of the many there. The Chinese decorations are very colourful and the atmosphere is great. We chose a very nice place and had a great dinner there. Worth a look and a bite if you're in Kobe for a couple of days.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Travellers - both domestic and international - flock to this busy, colourful are that pulses with life at any hour of the day. There are so many good restaurants that it is difficult to make a choice.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I have visited this China Town 4 months ago .When I stayed Kobe I feel very inconvenient to talk with any Japanese due to language obstacle ,I found all of them no speak English ,it's a real frustration for us .Both I and my wife no speak Japanese you know. We walk to the beautiful and clean street depend the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Worth checking out if happen to be nearby. I found it to be a bit small compared to the other Chinatowns that I'm used to. Colorful with some interesting places to eat.

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